Xi Jinping’s Semi Suburban Economic Model lifts county out of poverty

2021-02-24 14:29:36  CMG
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Traveling treacherous terrains, gathering information and fostering poverty relief programs, Chinese President Xi Jinping has left his footprint in all 221 villages and 25 communes in Zhengding, a once impoverished county in Shijiazhuang​ City, north China's Hebei​ Province. He worked there for more than three years and helped locals lift themselves out of poverty.

A large number of people still lived in poverty in the 1980s when the country launched its policy of reform and opening-up, the biggest-ever economic #reform​ since 1949, and started witnessing rapid economic​ expansion. In 1982, Xi volunteered to lead Zhengding's development​ by leveraging the opportunities brought by the opening-up policy.

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